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Oh dear, bless her heart

She said it, of course, with smirk. Those women who really don't understand the ways of the women of the South seem to always speak about us in words that are vividly cloaked in disdain.

February 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


‘Running schools more like a business’

In the middle of more than $30 million in budget cuts our school district had to make during the economic downturn -- cuts that are not yet close to being fully restored -- a number of politicians and citizens told me that schools needed to be "run more like a business." That's a line I hear a lot. It's a good sound bite, especially from politicians and others who don't want to acknowledge the consequences of poor long-term decisions. But it doesn't reflect reality.

February 17, 2014 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Russian roulette

The game of Russian roulette consists of taking a loaded gun, aiming it at your head, firing it, and hoping the chamber will be empty. After I completed my Ph.D., I still lacked wisdom. When my husband wanted to give me a trip for a graduation present, I thought I had earned at least a trip to three locations, so I chose China, Egypt and Russia. Each location was different, but this article concerns Russia. The tourism brochures painted marvelous pictures of an elegant vacation with spas, up-to-date hotels and excursions. The brochures did not lie: the sites were ...

February 17, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden officials graduate from institute

The city of Camden announces that Mayor Tony Scully and Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Parks both recently graduated from the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Elected Officials Institute of Government.

February 17, 2014 | | Camden


Aberdeen Catery offers culinary arts scholarship

Aberdeen Catery is offering a $500 scholarship for Kershaw County School District high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in culinary arts.

February 17, 2014 | | Education


Wateree Outdoor Life Festival set for March 8

The inaugural Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) will be held on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden on Saturday, March 8.

February 17, 2014 | | Sports


Engrams joins Ravens' staff

After days of Internet speculation, the Baltimore Ravens officially announced former Camden High standout Bobby Engram as the team's wide receivers coach on Tuesday.

February 15, 2014 | | Sports


Carolina Cup parking space renewals due Feb. 18

Due to the inclement weather the deadline for renewing Carolina Cup reserved parking space for this year's races has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 18.

February 15, 2014 | | Equine


Breaking: Woman charged as ruthless

WASHINGTON -- Groundhog Day isn't just a movie.

February 15, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 14, 2014

February 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Valentine’s Day in Camden

Here are some Valentine and anniversary stories of your friends and neighbors with a dash of local history.

February 15, 2014 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FCC proposal

As a news organization, we at the Chronicle-Independent tend to pay more attention to First Amendment issues than most people, and a new proposal by the Federal Communications Commission threatens to let the government decide what news stories television stations can broadcast. We realize, of course, that many cable stations today lean one way or the other; you need look no further than the two most commonly cited ones, FOX News and MSNBC, both of which might purport to deliver straight-up news but seldom do. But the great thing is that people can tune in to whatever news outlet they ...

February 15, 2014 | | Editorials


John E. Brunson

Mr. John E. Brunson, 83, of 49 Smokewood Drive, Elgin, SC, passed on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jack E. Cunningham

Funeral service for Jack E. Cunningham, 67, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Craig Thompson and the Rev. Buster Morris will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church or Southside Baptist Church.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marion “Rabbit” English

Deacon Marion "Rabbit" English, 82, of 6460 Nakia Drive, Rembert died Saturday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the English Family.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Camden Post Office

We are pleased to see so much effort from so many quarters to improve and enhance the beauty and unique character of Camden. The city ...

May 19, 2017 | | Editorials


FOIA reform

It's been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents.

May 19, 2017 | By S.C. Press Executive Director Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns


The future of Camden

Former elected officials, namely me, probably have no business writing columns about the city, but many people continue to imagine I can still address what ...

May 19, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


The forgotten fort

Camden is proud of her Revolutionary War heritage. The Battle of Camden and the Battle of Hobkirk Hill play pivotal roles in the history of ...

May 19, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FLOSSIE VIRGINIA BREWSTER

Funeral service for Mrs. Flossie Virginia Brewster, 90, of 512 Saddle Drive in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 A.M ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


RODNEY J. BROWN

A memorial gathering for Rodney J. Brown, 82, will be held Friday from 12-2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


FRANCIS S. GASKIN

A graveside service for Frances S. Gaskin, 98, will be held today at 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN HARDY

Mrs Carolyn Hardy, 55, of 5940 Lost Creek Dr., Sumter, passed on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS JEFFERSON

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson, 78, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL MCMANUS

A memorial service to honor the life of Robert Michael McManus, 51, of Rembert, SC, was held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Pisgah Baptist Church ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY B. PHILLIPS

A funeral service for Nancy Baker Phillips, 79, of Bethune, SC, will be held at 11:00 a.m., today, May 19, 2017, at Bethune ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


GLORIA SPITZER

Funeral service for Gloria Outlaw Spitzer, 68, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with burial to ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY ANN STURDIVANT

Nancy Ann Sturdivant, 68, of Camden, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Monday May 15, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Area students graduate from the Citadel

The following Kershaw County area student received degrees during the Citadel's graduation ceremonies held May 6 in McAlister Field House:

May 19, 2017 | | Education


KC Guardian ad Litem seeking volunteers

There are many abused or neglected children who do not have a positive mother or mother figure in their lives, but people with a desire ...

May 19, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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